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  • quartermisses said: I suggest you reread (or read) my previous comment. I'll make it easy for you: "Frankly, I thought you needed a Moon-Moon award for the tone of your original post, myself. And you obviously expected to strike some cords…
  • quartermisses said: This is a big one. So big that we even have a sticky addressing it. And, as I pointed out before, it could be answered by simply reading the manual that came with the car seat. The above comment was based on the fact tha…
  • yesthisiskim0401 said: JFC. My comment to you was so mild, no need to get all defensive. I'm simply stating I don't understand someone taking a kid falling so lightly because they are in a car seat. My much bigger 2.5yr old wears a helmet…
  • petdocd said:  I'm curious, why ask the question if you don't do it?  Because if I'm going to do or not do something, I like to understand why instead of just believing something someone on a message board told me.  Since I'd never…
  • yesthisiskim0401 said: ClaireOtoms said: Also, if a carseat is made to withstand severe high speed impacts, how is it not going to protect my infant from a three foot fall?  So that makes it ok to put your kid in a hazard…
  • Ok, so next question - what about the carts that have the infant carrier built into them?  How are they any safer, since they are on the exact same cart frame? FWIW, I've always felt grossed out by those anyway, because I can only imagine the germs…
  • I can do it in my Becco, but only because I watched the youtube tutorial.  In the K'Tan?  No way.  Uhn uh.
  • Thanks for all the responses!  Since grocery shopping is my "escape" time and I get to leave both LOs home with H, I don't really ever have to worry about this anyway, but I was curious. Food for thought. 
  • quartermisses said:  I'm also astonished that so many of your husbands are like "doctors orders? Fuck doctors orders, woman! Gimme sex!" A lot of assumptions going on in this post. First of all, what makes you assume that it is our hu…
  • petdocd said: I scheduled my pp exam for 7 weeks because I am trying to avoid the possibility of Sex for as long as possible. Granted, I had a third degree tear, so I am scaaaared! I don't understand the no longer bleeding so it is okay argumen…
  • All of what @AuntEdna said; she is wise.  We are doing much better this time around wrt getting along with one another, but only because we learned from our struggles the first time around.  It is a lot easier to say "just be patient with one anot…
  • kicius56 said: I am scared to ask, but...Those that have done it before 6 weeks pp, were you no longer bleeding at the time? It's important to wait until 1+ week after your lochia has subsided to prevent uterine infection.  We had s…
  • comeongetdown said: @ClaireOtoms sorry you're going through that but I had to lol at hulking the fisher price picnic table across the backyard. :-P Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, glad it's getting better for you. I don't know the …
  • chicsahm said: @claireotoms  your right, I do put a lot of pressure on myself. But I feel like when I keep up the little things to keep the house running... laundry/kitchen mainly (and yes...also losing weight now), I am happier and less stress…
  • Be easier on yourself.  I can see a lot of self-inflicted pressure in your post to be "perfect."  I can relate to the impulse to do it all, we really can't.  Stop worrying so much about cleaning the house, losing the baby weight, and keeping everyo…
  • Jalee85 said: @ClaireOtoms Well what they are saying is exclusively breast milk for 1 year. They want you to nurse for a year minimum, but they encouraged going as long as you are able or until baby self weans. Yeah, I get that.  It j…
  • Not necessarily colic because we have a thrush diagnosis, but we do have a LO here who cries for hours on end no matter what we do.  He is much, much fussier than his older brother ever was.  I have had several (read: LOTS) of moments where I've had…
  • My MW referred me to a colorectal specialist 1 week pp who handed me a tube of this: Calmoseptine I'd like to go back to her office and open-mouth kiss her, because it saved my life.  INSTANT relief.  Apply liberally and often. I also did a comfr…
  • Breastmilk only for a year?  That's a new one. We did baby lead feeding with DS1 and loved it.  Will absolutely do it this time around, too. 
  • I loved my K'Tan for DS1, but it was really only good until about 15 pounds or so.  The biggest problem is that it stretches, so you have to wash/dry it after only a couple hours of use.  I used it once or twice with this LO, but quickly switched …
  • Am I the ONLY person who thinks this is a little odd?  I am all about keeping baby happy, and certainly don't advocate letting baby cry unnecessarily, but he is not going to be harmed in the long run if I let him cry in his pnp for 5 minutes while I…
  • If you have a convertible crib and want to save a few bucks, just take the side off your crib, adjust the mattress to bed-height, and secure the legs of the crib (tightly!) to your bedframe with some ratchet tie downs.  Wallah, instant co-sleeper. …
  • There really are very few things that you can't have or need to moderate while bf'ing (think alcohol, certain drugs, etc).  Unless your LO has an allergy, you don't have to restrict foods, especially if you are eating a diet similar to what you ate …
  • If you are struggling with your supply, you should keep waking baby to nurse until your supply gets back on track.  Otherwise, a baby with no jaundice who is gaining well can sleep until they wake up hungry. 
  • Pump the smallest amount you can each day to add up to the right amount for the event, unless you plan to continue that same amount indefinitely.  Last time around I set myself up for wicked oversupply by pumping too much right off the bat. 
  • Good job Mama!  Sounds like you worked really hard.  And what a big baby! 
  • I don't know, I guess it was the string of pearls and the fact that it was on fb that got me going...something about it just seemed off.  I guess it's hard to explain without sharing the photos, which is not ok. 
  • babyLOLO13 said: Congrats!! Did he end up being the 9 lb'er they predicted? Oh, yeah I forgot that part - he weighed in at 8lbs 13oz, so reasonably close! 
  • This is where my PPA/PPD started last time.  The absolute dread and desperation when the sun goes down was pretty intense.  DH and I have agreed that I really need extra help at night this time, especially since I can't take naps during the day th…
  • Long term damage starts to occur at around 25-26. 15 is nowhere near an emergency. Nurse as much as possible and do the phototherapy, although naked skin in the sunlight can do almost as much good at those levels. Good luck! ETA:  AmyG is right, I…
  • First delivery was 8 hours from water breaking to delivery of placenta; 3 hours of active labor and 30 minutes of pushing. Second delivery was 2:15 from water breaking to delivery of placenta; 1:30 of active labor and 30 minutes pushing. Both were…
  • Crunchy vote checking in - For my 2nd degree tear and grape-sized hemorrhoids (seriously, ow) I've been using a comfrey poultice 3 times a day; just dried comfrey leaves (available at health food stores or Amazon as a loose tea) wrapped in gauze dam…
  • Wyatt's been here for a week already; it's amazing how quickly the time goes.  Side note - I'm awfully glad he came early, being almost 9 pounds at 39 weeks. AW---Squishy!!!
  • Cutest baby EVAR.  Well, except mine   Loser I wasn't sure from your answer on FB yesterday if you wanted me to post the update or not.  Then life got crazy and I was away from my computer forever.  I'm a bad lb. ::hangs head in shame::
  • I know exactly what you mean; I've been struggling with that mommy guilt since my bpf.  Even after Wyatt was born I still felt torn and very emotional, and have been wondering how I will ever balance my love for both of them. Then tonight, we were …
  • Congratulations!  I am sorry you had such a rough delivery experience, but glad everyone is healthy.  And, um...wtf is going on with your siggy?  That is definitely a costume fail - well done!
  • I love this story!  What a beautiful baby girl!
  • So sweet!  Congratulations!
  • Aww you are ALL so cute!  I love it.  I am going through the same thing with DS1.  He's been having a really hard time adjusting, although he's way more jealous of H's attention than mine.  He gets a little cranky when I have Wyatt, but melts down…